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Pope Benedict: NO! To Married Priests – Shock Horror from “Vatican Experts”…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fv2vrkXEhZQ From the BBC website (emphasis added)... Retired Pope Benedict XVI has issued a defence of priestly celibacy in the Catholic Church as his successor considers easing a ban on married men serving as priests. Pope Benedict made the appeal in a book co-authored with Cardinal Robert Sarah. It comes in response to a proposal to allow married...

Pope Benedict’s “Court” Under Attack by Francis’ Clueless Biographer…

August 13, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) Austen Ivereigh, the British journalist and biographer of Pope Francis, has stated that the circle surrounding Pope emeritus Benedict — which he said includes the Vatican's former doctrine head Cardinal Müller — must be brought under "control" since it is a source of "scandal and of division." Ivereigh made these...

Plea From Scotland: Pope Francis’ Diabolical Pontificate Must End – Go!

From the Editor, Catholic Truth... The following extracts (with links to original reports) sum up the reason why Pope Francis MUST go NOW  - calls for him to  resign/abdicate are late enough; the matter is now urgent, with his pontificate beyond repair... What's that... you want me to go, now? But... who are you to judge? Report,...

Papacy: Elect One Pope, Get One Free?

This box contains all my copies of the Catholic Truth newsletters, Francis. A MUST-read, if you want to be a good pope... I'm finding myself getting short on patience, to put it mildly,with those who keep telling me that "Benedict is still pope" - having me choking on my morning tea - and, as if that's...

Pope Benedict: No, No, NO Regrets!

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI “never became so human” as he does in a new book interview he has given the German journalist Peter Seewald, a work which achieves a “final deconstruction” of how both friends and foes have seen him in the past. This is according to Archbishop Georg Gaenswein, Benedict’s personal secretary, in a...

Benedict on “Providential” Pope Francis

Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict have expressed appreciation for the friendship that has grown between them on the occasion of the publication of Elio Guerriero's biography of Pope Benedict XVI. Both popes clearly value their friendship for the support and encouragement that it brings to them both.   Pope Benedict XVI, right, hugs Pope Francis in St....

New Papacy: “You Two Art Peter…”

In conversation with a gentleman after Mass yesterday, I was astonished  that anyone would give any credence to the ridiculous notion of an "expanded papacy", as described in an interview with Archbishop Gänswein, so I dismissed this very pleasant gentleman's worries.  In fact, I considered it so ridiculous when first reported, that I discounted the...

7 Years On – Summorum Pontificum…

The Supreme Pontiffs have to this day shown constant concern that the Church of Christ should offer worthy worship to the Divine Majesty, “for the praise and glory of his name” and “the good of all his holy Church.” As from time immemorial, so too in the future, it is necessary to maintain the principle...

The Two Popes … Trouble ahead?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsCWLFEVTts&feature=youtu.be A "Pope Emeritus" is a new concept in the Church. The question has to be whether this new type of pontiff is a welcome development  or an unacceptable break with Catholic Tradition. Is there a connection between Pope Benedict's decision to adopt this new title and Francis’ insistence on describing himself as the Bishop...